BY JIM KOURI
On Wednesday during a televised announcement, President Barack Obama dramatically unveiled his plan for new gun control policies that include assault weapons bans, more thorough background checks of gun buyers, limited ammunition magazines, and government access to mental health records of potential gun buyers. However, more than one law enforcement officer told Law Enforcement Examiner that the gist of Obama’s plan was begun long ago: Arm Mexican drug cartels (Operation Fast and Furious) while disarming law-abiding American citizens.
“In just one afternoon, the man who is suspected of green lighting the smuggling of guns into the hands of the Mexican drug cartels — known as Operation Fast and Furious — has ‘outed’ himself as the king of the gun grabbers. He’s also implementing the strategy of his former chief of staff, Rahm Emanual, by not allowing ‘a good crisis to go to waste,'” said police detective Jose Santos.
Obama’s proposals are allegedly the result of a rushed review process by a committees chaired and moderated by Vice President Joe Biden, that addressed law enforcement, dangerous firearms and ammunition, school and campus security, and keeping firearms out of the hands of the mentally ill.
But opponents question whether President Obama would be able to purchase a weapon under his own regulations.
“Could Barack Obama pass a thorough background check? No. In fact, Obama is Commander in Chief yet he would be hard-pressed to pass a CIA or FBI applicant background investigation,” said former police commander and military intelligence officer Michael Snopes.
“It’s time for a counterattack against Obama’s assault on gun owners,” gun rights expert John M. Snyder told Law Enforcement Examiner.
Snyder angrily noted that perusal of on going news reports indicate that “the power-mad Obama wants to cut American gun rights by executive order.”
“But,” Snyder also noted, “Obama can be stopped by the United States House of Representatives. That’s because the House has the power of the purse. Federal revenue measures originate there.”
Snyder emphasized that, “The House can stop funding for any Obama anti-gun executive order. In fact, it can eliminate funding for any Obama initiative. It even can cut funding for the White House itself.”
Self-Educated American Contributing Editor, Jim Kouri, CPP, is the fifth Vice President and Public Information Officer of the National Association of Chiefs of Police, has served on the National Drug Task Force and trained police and security officers throughout the country. Contact Jim.